Photo Credit: Royal Dutch Hockey Association

By Zane Miller

On Friday, August 10th, 1984, Netherlands defeated West Germany by 3 points in the standings to win the second gold medal in women’s Olympic field hockey history. It was the first gold medal for the Netherlands in women’s field hockey. West Germany took the silver medal, as United States took bronze, finishing 4 points behind the Netherlands. The tournament was held in the United States with Los Angeles as the host city.

Beth Anders of the United States scored the most goals in the tournament with eight. Each team played five games during the tournament.

1984 Final Standings (win-draw-loss format)

Netherlands (4-1-0, 9 pts)

West Germany (2-2-1, 6 pts)

United States (2-1-2, 5 pts)

Australia (2-1-2, 5 pts)

Canada (2-1-2, 5 pts)

New Zealand (0-0-5, 0 pts)

Game Results

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